Born here in Austin and raised in the Hill Country in Boerne, Texas, Rachel Ford starting working in Real Estate in 2009 as a receptionist in a fast-paced West Campus office. From there, Rachel has been involved with several Real Estate start ups in Central Austin, working as a listing agent, customer service representative, and office manager. She brought her expertise of UT Campus leasing and investments over to Uptown Realty in 2016 and is currently helping contribute to the growth of the company. When she is not working at Uptown and helping her clients, she is an avid sand volleyball player and spends many weekends in the sand. Rachel also spends time with her chocolate lab, Ranger, who as any lab owner will know, requires a lot of action and exercise!
Esmail Khalili began his real estate career with Uptown Realty in 2011 after completing his BA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master's of Music degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Esmail's years with Uptown coupled with his tenure as a student at UT Austin have made him an expert in the campus area. He has worked with hundreds of happy clients with his specialty in pre-leasing and investment sales.
Originally from Dickinson, TX near Houston Esmail's passion for music brought him back to Austin. Before real estate he worked as a private music instructor and has also played in different bands performing in iconic venues across Austin. When Esmail isn't closing deals you can find him enjoying live music or watching sports with his closest friends.
Contact Esmail today for top notch customer service from a man who truly knows and loves Austin!
Lynn Johnson has been working in some form of real estate for many years as an Investor, Builder, Realtor, and Licensed Interior Designer in Austin and Houston, specifically The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Lynn's amazing eye for design coupled with her investment savvy allows her to bring unparalleled service to her clients.
As a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Lynn has seen the city evolve and grow into what it is today. Lynn is very involved in both The Woodlands and Austin community with her volunteer time spent working with Homes for Humanity, Kids in a New Groove, and Emergency Ministries.
When Lynn is not working on her next big deal she loves to travel. She is an avid wine enthusiast and self proclaimed foodie. Lynn loves live music, photography, dancing, yoga, and scuba diving among many other hobbies.
Originally from San Antonio, TX Russell Cavin started his career as a Realtor with Uptown Realty while attending The University of Texas at Austin. Now years after graduation, Russell has earned his Broker's license and continues working at Uptown Realty. Over the years Russell has become an expert in the campus and surrounding area. As an Austinite for over 10 years his knowledge of the city extends far outside the campus area as he has performed many transactions all across Austin.
When not working the best deal possible for his clients Russell volunteers his time as the Director of Special Events with Keep Austin Fed, a local food rescue non-profit helping to bring surplus food to the community in need. Russell is a huge animal lover and can often times be seen at the office or around town with his rescue dog, Kevin. Additionally, Russell's love for animals can be seen through his volunteer work with Texas Humane Legislation Network, and fostering multiple dogs through Austin Dog Rescue.
When not working or volunteering Russell loves to travel the world experiencing new cultures and ways of life. He also stays very active around town riding his bike, kayaking, rock climbing, or wakeboarding. You may also catch him enjoying live music or laughing with friends across Austin.